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The first thing that comes to mind when we think about Venice is the city’s canals. The capital of Veneto is lined with 117 canals and 400 bridges, which means every corner of the city is just like a postcard. If you plan to visit this city in person, at Hundredrooms we have plenty of holiday apartments in Venice for your trip. Compare thousands of holiday rentals close to the Grand Canal and save up to 30% on your booking. Don’t wait any longer - reserve your apartment in the centre of Venice from just £42 a night. The Venetian city is one of the most attractive for tourists in the north of Italy, and is situated on an archipelago of small islands in the Adriatic Sea. It is a popular option to rent a holiday accommodation in Venice for an event such as Carnival. The Canal City is made up of many important monuments such as Saint Mark’s Square or the Duke’s Palace, which is frequented by millions of visitors every year. Many travel to this city to visit its islands nearby, such as Burano, Murano or Lido. From the comfort of any of our Venice holiday rentals you can experience life on a gondola and explore the 117 canals across the city. We compare across various partners and more than 100 sites so that you can reserve at the cheapest price. Don’t wait any longer to book your Venetian getaway.

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Places to stay in the Floating City

  • San Marco: This is the smallest and most touristic district, where you will find the main monuments such as the Ducal Palace, the Basilica, the La Fenice theatre and the Campanile. It is located at the heart of Venice and is named after the patron saint of the city. This is the best area to find holiday accommodation in the city centre and get lost in some of the most richly decorated walkways in the city.
  • Cannaregio District: This is an area located north of the Grand Canal, and is one of the largest in the city. Many important characters chose to make this their home, including Marco Polo, Titian and Tintoretto. In this area is the Ghetto of Venice, whose streets are dotted with synagogues and other Jewish enclaves.
  • Sestiere di Dorsoduro: This area is located to the southwest of the city, next to the Island of Giudecca, and is one of the liveliest areas of the city. Here you can find the Accademia Gallery and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, as well as the main universities.  One of the best places to visit is Campo Santa Margherita, which is the most lively square in the area.
  • Sestiere di Castello: The largest ‘sestiere’ or area, is this naval district which includes a huge shipyard known as Arsenale, as well as the Naval Museum and the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. This is also the area where the Biennale is celebrated.

The Venice Carnival and other proposals

If you are only going to travel to the northern Italian city once in your life, the best time to do so is undoubtedly during the famous Venice Carnival. Although it may not be the cheapest time of the year to visit (the price of accommodation in the centre of Venice is around £53/night during the month of February), the festival of Venetian masks is one of the most famous events in Italy and one of the most recognised carnivals in the world. If you’re looking for the best Venice apartments at a low price, the best time to travel is during autumn when the city is less crowded with tourists. At this time of year, the price of holiday apartments is up to 51% cheaper than in high season. During these months it is common for Saint Mark's Square and other central areas to flood, but it is undoubtedly a cheaper time to visit!

What to do in the Queen of the Adriatic

  • St Mark’s Square: It has gained the nickname of the most ‘beautiful hall in Europe’ and is undoubtedly the most famous place in Venice where you will find most of the monuments. The square is home to the Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Basilica, the Clock Tower and the Campanile. An interesting fact about this square is the phenomenon that regularly occurs called ‘Acqua Alta’. During this period, the sea level rises almost a metre and floods the plaza several times a year.
  • Doge’s Palace: Built in the ninth century this Gothic palace is located at one end of St Mark’s Square and is one of the symbols of the glory and power of the ancient Republic of Venice. Together with the St Mark’s Basilica it is one of the most popular areas for tourists across the city, and its entrance includes a fantastic view of the Duke’s apartment, the armoury, the Great Council Room and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • St Mark’s Basilica: The main Catholic temple of the city, to which entrance is free excluding the St Mark Museum, the Treasury or the Pala d'Oro. The basilica was built in Byzantine style, and inside you can see the wonderful mosaics of the dome. A word of warning the queue to get in is usually quite long, although from April to November, you can pre-book for € 2.
  • Rialto Bridge: This is the oldest of the bridges that crosses the Grand Canal, and has some of the best views of the gondolas and vaporettos crossing it. You can access the Rialto Market on the other side which is open every day from 9am-12pm in the Campo della Pescaria.
  • The Campanile Tower: At 98.5m in height, the Campanile is the tallest building in Venice and offers splendid views of the Grand Canal and the city centre. Originally it served as a beacon to guide those who crossed the Adriatic to the Plaza de San Marcos, although today at the top of the tower there is a belfry crowned with a golden statue of the archangel Gabriel.
  • San Giorgio Maggiore: This is perhaps the most photographed basilica in Venice and is located on a small island bearing the same name. Inside, you can find some of the great works of Tintoretto.
  • Island of Burano: This is considered to be the most beautiful island of the archipelago of the Lagoon of Venice. It is famous for its colourful fronted houses which go back to the fishing tradition of the island. The houses were painted in colours to guide the fishermen back to shore on foggy days. You can get here by taking a fast boat from one of the Grand Canal stops.
  • Murano Island: This place is known all over the world for the famous Murano glass. If you visit, not only can you get a souvenir, but you can also watch the glassmakers at work.
  • Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute: This Venetian Basilica is located at the Punta de la Aduana. It was built because of the promise made by Giovanni Tiepolo, the patriarch of Venice, who made a temple to the Blessed Virgin when the plague epidemic ended.
  • Venice Lido: This bar is located in the Venetian Lagoon, and is where the Venice International Film Festival is held every September. Here you will also find the Malamocco area and the Casino of Venice. While walking through its narrow streets you may come across the Grand Hotel des Bains and the scene of Thomas Mann’s book Death in Venice.